DENVER (AP) - The relationship between Walt Weiss and his general manager deteriorated over the last several months. He and Jeff Bridich certainly see eye-to-eye on this: The Colorado Rockies have quite a few of the pieces in place to be a contender.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Raiders are expected be without tight end Lee Smith and former starting middle linebacker Ben Heeney for the rest of the season after both players were injured during Sunday's win in Baltimore.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pitcher Jake Peavy grabbed the microphone and promised a sellout crowd more special October baseball, and who could doubt him given the Giants' recent history of even-year World Series success?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Just like two years ago as a wild card going to Pittsburgh, the San Francisco Giants will hit the road to begin what they believe can be another special, even-numbered-year postseason run.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - For the first two drives of the game, Chip Kelly's offense was clicking for the San Francisco 49ers. Blaine Gabbert made big throws, the running game was productive and the team converted third downs with ease.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Vin Scully's iconic voice on the videoboard welcomed a sellout crowd to Game No. 162, the regular-season finale, yes, and more notably the last of his decorated, Hall of Fame broadcasting career.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Simon Dawkins scored in the first half, Fatai Alashe had a goal in the second and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Saturday night to snap a seven-game winless stretch.